Film fests have traditionally been publicity launching pads and kickoff points for Oscar campaigns, but here at Toronto a new purpose is emerging: the fest as test screening.
Take "Haven." Pic stars Orlando Bloom and reps the feature writing-directing debut of Frank Flowers, but it failed to impress auds at its Toronto Film Festival world premiere Sept. 11.
Producer Bob Yari says, therefore, the pic probably will go back to the drawing board.
"We may do some more work on the film, maybe with a domestic partner, and reintroduce it."
I've heard such good things about Orlando in this film--I WANT TO SEE IT!!
Even though I'll admit I freaked out when I read the spoilers for "Shy".